Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed a bill aimed at preventing the Tohono O’odham tribe from building a casino in Glendale.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Corrections is asking for another 2,500 private prison beds to address a s...
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American...
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
When news broke that more than seven months of court-ordered negotiations between education groups a...
An early childhood development program is back in the Legislature’s crosshairs, five years after law...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop an open container charge against a state representative as long as h...
Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill to automatically qualify honorably discharged military veterans for a program that allows them to pay in-state tuition in colleges and universities.Read More »
Of the 841 bills filed by lawmakers as of 5 p.m. Jan. 26, more than 10 percent deal in some way with education-related issues. A total of 97 education bills have been filed in the two chambers. For a listing and status of all the bills filed so far in the First Regular Session of the 50th Legislature, see our bill summaries in Section B. Bill titles courtesy of Arizona Capitol Reports.Read More »
Requiring continuing education for nurses would improve patient safety in Arizona, a Tucson lawmaker said.Read More »
Critics of the birthright legislation, which aims to challenge the interpretation that children of undocumented aliens are American citizens, upped the ante this week by starting an effort to remove from office the state’s most ardent foe of illegal immigration.Read More »
All the big guns have been drawn for the perennial battle over just what exactly homeowners associations may do. For 2011, it’s over how much an association can charge for processing documents when a resident is selling his or her house. Sen. Andy Biggs, a Republican from Gilbert, wants to limit the fee to a per-page cost of 10 cents for the documents.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers are again wading into the national debate over illegal immigration by proposing a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants.Read More »
The Arizona Hospitals and Healthcare Association is releasing some details of its financing proposal, that it says could help avoid a big cut in Medicaid enrollment due to the state's budget shortfall.Read More »
A Republican senator is looking to stiffen penalties for youths trying to use fake identification to buy tobacco products.Read More »
A Senate panel on Wednesday waded into an ugly fight between a trade association of cigar manufacturers and one of its members over “blunt wraps.”Read More »